Saint Louis de Montfort highlights ten imitation-worthy virtues of Our Blessed Mother in his writing, True Devotion to Mary. Some of these virtues we may recognize in ourselves; others offer us an opportunity to not only grow in awareness but also to grow in holiness.
Alex Dee sits down again with Dr. Joseph Atkinson. Dr. Atkinson is an associate professor of sacred scripture at the pontifical John Paul II Institute in Washington D.C. He’s the author of Biblical and Theological foundations of the Family: The Domestic Church, and the founder of the Theology of the Family project which promotes the recovery of the Biblical vision of marriage and the family.
May is the month of Mary, and Family Rosary will be reflecting on some of the last words Jesus spoke as He hung on the cross: “Behold your Mother”. Jesus gave his mother, Mary to all of us in that moment. In his “Letter To Women” St. John Paul II spoke of Mary’s motherhood and life as the prime example of the “feminine genius”.
In this episode, Alex Dee sits down with Chloe Langr, host of the incredible podcast "Letters To Women". Chloe shares her passion for embracing the feminine genius in the simpleness of everyday life and she and Alex share their thoughts on the current cultural confusion surrounding femininity that is hurting both women and men.
Resources mentioned in the podcast:
The Genesis of Gender: A Christian Theory, by Abigail Favale, Ph.D.
Male, Female, Other?: A Catholic Guide To Understanding Gender, by Jason Evert
Chloe's Podcast Channel:
Letters To Women
What is spiritual leadership in family life? How can men become fathers after the Heavenly Father’s heart? Dr. Gregory Popcak and Alex Dee discuss the vocation of fatherhood...
Dr. Joseph Atkinson joins Alex Dee to discuss the meaning of the term "domestic church." What are the forces preventing contemporary families from fulfilling God's call to holiness?
Four Catholic Mom contributors share the various ways Mary makes herself present to us as Mother. She is real and possesses all the qualities of a loving mother including a heart to help, comfort, and encourage her children. Whether our challenges come in parenting, daily activities, or spiritual struggles, we can count on the Blessed Mother to come to our assistance.
How do we understand the feminine without also understanding the masculine?
Here's a hint...we really can't. Check out this a conversation Alex Dee shares with Dr. Deborah Savage. They share an important conversation on what the feminine genius is and how it extends from scripture. She also explains that in order to understand femininity we must also understand masculinity. Dr. Savage is a professor of Theology at Franciscan University at Steubenville. She consistently speaks, writes, and studies issues that pertain to masculinity and femininity and is a scholar of St. John Paul II’s surrounding work. Her recent work has focused on the development of a robust theology on the nature of man and woman, both their identities and complementarity. You can see her appear on Faith and Reason, Catholic Answers, First Things, as well as many other leading outlets and publications.